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Erving Goffman

Erving Goffman was a Canadian-born sociologist, social psychologist, and writer, considered by some "the most influential American sociologist of the twentieth century". In 2007 he was listed by The Times Higher Education Guide as the sixth most-cited author in the humanities and social sciences, behind Anthony Giddens, Pierre Bourdieu and Michel Foucault, and ahead of J├╝rgen Habermas... Read More

Born11 June 1922
Mannville, Alberta, Canada
Died19 November 1982 (aged 60)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
NationalityCanadian, American
FieldsSymbolic interactionism
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